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Stress, trots allt: Om till synes god psykosocial arbetsmiljö och tidigare kända salutogena faktorer och dess effekter på medarbetarens upplevelse av arbetsrelaterad stress
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Stress, after all : On seemingly good psychosocial work environment and previously known salutogenic factors and their impact on employees' perception of work-related stress (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studien behandlar huruvida en del kontorsanställda akademiker upplevde stress som en konsekvens av till synes god arbetsmiljö med hög grad av krav, kontroll och gott stöd. Frågeställningen behandlar vilka arbetsmiljöfaktorer som upplevdes kunna orsaka hög stress, huruvida några av dessa faktorer var tidigare kända som salutogena samt huruvida dessa faktorer kan ligga bakom eventuella skillnader i upplevd stress mellan avdelningarna. Insamling av data utfördes med hjälp av intervjuer med tio respondenter, nio kvinnor och en man, från två olika avdelningar inom samma organisation. Frågor ställdes kring respondenternas upplevda krav, kontroll, stöd, engagemang samt stress i arbetet. Resultatet visade att graden av stress varierade mellan avdelningarna, främst på grund av obalans mellan krav och kontroll samt bristfälligt instrumentellt socialt stöd inom den ena avdelningen. Vidare fann författarna att tidigare kända salutogena faktorer så som exempelvis kontroll och sociala kontakter kan ha visat sig ge negativa konsekvenser för respondenternas mentala hälsa. Därutöver fann författarna att otydliga arbetsbeskrivningar var en bidragande faktor till arbetsrelaterad stress inom båda avdelningarna.

Abstract [en]

The study addresses whether some office working graduates experienced stress as a result of a seemingly favorable work environment with a high degree of demands, control and support. The issue concerns which work environment factors that were perceived to cause high stress, whether any of these factors were previously known as salutogenic and whether these factors could be behind any differences in perceived stress between departments. Collection of empirical data was done using interviews with ten respondents, nine women and one man, from two different departments within the same organization. Questions were asked regarding the respondents' experience of demands, control, support, commitment and work related stress. The results showed that the degree of stress varied between departments, mainly due to an imbalance between demand and control and deficient instrumental social support within one department. Furthermore, the authors found that previously known salutogenic factors, such as control and social contacts were shown to have had negative consequences for the respondents' mental health. In addition, the authors found unclear job descriptions to be a contributing factor to the work-related stress in both departments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Active work, Psychosocial work environment, salutogenic factors, social support, Work related stress
Keyword [sv]
Aktiva arbeten, Arbetsrelaterad stress, Psykosocial arbetsmiljö, Salutogena faktorer, Socialt stöd
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31186OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31186DiVA: diva2:937612
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Work Science
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Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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